Indore, Feb 8: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived here today by a special aircraft on his brief visit to western Madhya Pradesh, where he would lay the foundation stone for two new railway lines.
He was accompanied by Railway Minister Lalu Prasad, Minister of State for Railways Narayanbhai Rathwa, Minister of State for Personnel Suresh Pachouri and Minister of state in PMO Prithviraj Chouhan. The Prime Minister was received at the airport here by Governor Balram Jakhar and Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan. Later, the Prime Minister and others left by helicopters for Jhabua, where he was scheduled to lay foundation stone for Dahod-Indore via Jhabua 200 KM line estimated to cost Rs 678 cr and ChhotaUdepur-Dhar 157 km line costing Rs 608 crore.
Both lines were expected to be completed in 8 years. There will be a total of 20 stations in between Dahod (Gujarat) and Indore and 14 stations between Gujarat's ChhotaUdepur and MP's Dhar.